Lot 805. A Longquan celadon tripod censer Ming dynasty, circa 1522-1566; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000Price realised USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.

The deep sides are raised on three cabriole legs and are carved in relief with the Eight Trigrams between bands of inscribed waves and scrolls below a raised border and a band of classic scroll just below the rim. The exterior is covered with a glaze of sea-green color that continues over the rim into the unglazed interior where the potting marks are visible, and over the lower edge onto the base around an unglazed circle.

Note: A similar censer is illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall in Catalogue of Late Yuan and Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. 496, no. 16:89, where it is dated ca. 1522-1566.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza